You know how rare it is for me to link to an op-ed. I thought well of this. The part about short stays in hospitals for schizophrenics being driven by insurance companies is most, but not all of the reason. It is my experience that many psychiatrists who specialise in acute cases rapidly get bored with a case once they have finished adjusting the medications and making sure there are not side effects which would require discontinuation.
Our Failed Approach To Schizophrenia.